Check List 11(1): e19115, doi: 10.15560/11.1.1517
Platyceps largeni (Schätti , 2001) — sixth specimen and a distribution extension
expand article infoErez Maza, Anat Feldman, Shai Meiri§
‡ l Aviv University,§ Tel Aviv University, Ireland
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We describe the finding, in a museum jar, of the sixth known specimen of the Eritrean snake Platyceps largeni (Scätti, 2001) (synonym, Coluber largeni). The specimen is from Museri Island, Dahlak Archipelago in the Red Sea. This record is the first one for this island and it represents a ca. 50 km range extension of this species, hitherto known from five specimens in a tight cluster of three other islands. This find verifies Schätti’s (2001) prediction that the species might be found in the nearby archipelago islands.
Dahlak Archipelago, Eritrea, Tel Aviv University Zoological Museum